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User Experience Designer salary in United States

How much does a User Experience Designer make in the United States?

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Cash bonus
$5,000per year
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The average salary for a user experience designer is $93,224 per year in the United States and $5,000 cash bonus per year.1.8k salaries reported, updated at May 20, 2022.

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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

Years of experiencePer year
Less than 1 year
1 to 2 years
3 to 5 years
6 to 9 years
More than 10 years
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Top companies for User Experience Designers in United States

  1. Spectrum
    17078 reviews9 salaries reported
    $180,843per year
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Highest paying cities for User Experience Designers in United States

  1. San Francisco, CA
    $141,056 per year
    26 salaries reported
  2. New York, NY
    $113,371 per year
    56 salaries reported
  3. Redmond, WA
    $108,367 per year
    21 salaries reported
  1. Austin, TX
    $105,462 per year
    151 salaries reported
  2. Seattle, WA
    $103,075 per year
    20 salaries reported
  3. Boston, MA
    $102,179 per year
    34 salaries reported
  1. Atlanta, GA
    $102,001 per year
    44 salaries reported
  2. Omaha, NE
    $93,703 per year
    9 salaries reported
  3. San Jose, CA
    $89,525 per year
    17 salaries reported
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Where can a User Experience Designer earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for User Experience Designers

Most recommended skill

Journalismearn +36.35% more

The jobs requiring this skill have increase by 125.00% since 2018. User Experience Designers with this skill earn +36.35% more than the average base salary, which is $93,224 per year.

Job Trend
YearNumber of job openings on Indeed requiring this skillChange from previous year
20145increase by 5
20156increase by 20.00%
20164decrease by 33.33%
201713increase by 225.00%
20184decrease by 69.23%
20199increase by 125.00%

Top companies hiring User Experience Designers with the recommended skill

The New York Times
MD Anderson Cancer Center
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More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

Top SkillsSalaryJob openingsCompanies
14 jobs26
110 jobs133
118 jobs156
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Most common benefits for User Experience Designers

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Unlimited paid time off
  • Vision insurance
  • Work from home
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 180 ratings

73% of User Experience Designers in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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How much do similar professions get paid in United States?

User Interface Designer

6,732 job openings

Average $80,729 per year

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